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Who is the best director of all time?

Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by onetontitan, Aug 15, 2008.

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  1. titanbuoy medium rare ®

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    Ummm... Touch of Evil (better than Citizen Kane IMO), F for Fake, The Magnificent Ambersons, The Stranger, Macbeth.

    Damn dude, whether it's samurai flicks or the later works of Orson Welles, you really should expand your viewing habits.
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    i thought they were incredibly boring and long. just not my kind of thing.
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    Orson Welles was an incredible writer, but influencial in his directing styles? nahh...

    OH. and i was offered a internship with the Austin Film Festival (its this little thing) so I really wouldn't know anything about film. OH. and I go to film school. So i'm completely clueless.
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    I don't care if you're a film student, your comments speak for themselves bro. You should have taken that internship and watched a few movies. You're the one who said the "only good, timeless classic" samurai flick was Seven Samurai. And then you say that the only worthwhile thing Welles directed was Citizen Kane. Two laughable takes and not exactly the kinds of statements that make you look like a knowledgeable cineaste.
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    I guess I can take that with a grain of salt considering that you quoted Woody Allen in your sig.
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    but you are right, i forgot about Touch of Evil
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    and the Stranger... and F for Fake.... and The Trial...yadda yadda yadda

    Don't get me wrong, I don't consider Welles to be the greatest director of all time, but you don't have to work your way too far down the list to get to him. The guy was an auteur in the truest sense of the word. Welles was an independant spirit and a man of excess; his work suffered because of it. He spent more time hustling to get funding than he did actually making films. For a filmmaker of his talents to only have five or six features that were fully realized on screen is truly tragic.

    You should make the effort to watch some of his stuff. Most of it is flawed, but his talent is obvious. The features I listed above are all critically acclaimed, but honestly The Stranger is the most accessible.
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    your not the only "film student" here... just most of us know that degree means jack ****. The business is all about buttholes, i mean opinions.

    None the less, to say that Welles wasn't influential is stretching it. Perhaps he didn't mass produce, but if all Michelangelo had done was the Sistine Chapel it would not have cut down on its beauty/influence.
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    the movie did mirror the book in its length, ability to induce yawns. Did you not feel the burning need to poke a hot rod through sams eye? Perhaps you wanted to beat the other hobbit to death with a barbie doll as well?

    Still love the movie and the book, but short and to the point they were not.
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    I love Guillermo but Hellboy 2 was a big shiny turd. Big studio summerfest to satisfy the Hollywood honchos so he can finance his personal projects ala Pan's, Chronos, Devil's Backbone...
    H2 was aggravatingly mindless and boring..
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